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Kids Eat Free at Atrium Health University CityDo you or someone you know need help this summer feeding children while school is out?

Our hospital, Atrium Health University City, will serve free breakfasts and lunches for all kids ages 18 and younger, every weekday from June 10 to Aug. 23.

The free meals are provided through the federal Summer Food Service Program to ensure that all children, regardless of income, have good nutrition throughout the summer months when school is not in session.

Atrium Health and Sodexo, a food-service company, are partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host the Summer Meals program at Atrium Health University City.

Along with our hospital, many schools and other facilities across Charlotte will also serve free meals for kids.


Here are the details

Atrium Health University City, at 8800 N. Tryon St. and W.T. Harris Boulevard, will serve free breakfasts and lunches on Mondays through Fridays from June 10 to Aug. 23. Directions

Children can get breakfast from 7-9 am and lunch from 11 am-1 pm in the hospital cafeteria.

Breakfasts will be available 7-9 am and lunches Atrium Health and Sodexo, a global food-service the serve the meals in the hospital cafeteria.

To have a meal, simply come to the hospital during those hours and follow the frog signs to the Kids Eat Free tables in the cafeteria.

Volunteers will greet and seat each child and give them a menu to choose their meal.

Volunteers will place the child’s order and deliver the meal.

Children must eat in the cafeteria. Meals cannot be given away to others.


Learn more

To learn more about the Summer Meals program at Atrium Health University City, contact Elaine Jones at elaine.jones@atriumhealth.org or call her at 704-863-6547.


Find other Summer Meals sites

Many public schools and other groups in University City and throughout Charlotte also will offer free breakfasts and lunches this summer.

Find a summer site near your home with the Summer Meal Site Finder mapping tool. You can also text “Summer Meals” to 97779 or call 1-866-348-6479 to find a site near you. Please note that the dates and times when meals are offered vary by location.

Learn more about the Summer Food Service Program.

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